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North Korea: Catastrophic human rights record overshadows ' ...
12 April 2012

In North Korea, hundreds of thousands of people exist in prison camps out of sight of the rest of the world, where human rights protections are ignored ...

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Amnesty International | North Korea: Catastrophic human ...
12 April 2012

North Korea's 'Day of the Sun' – the official title for the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung's birth – is an opportunity to shed light on the country's abysmal ...

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Letter Writing Marathon 2011: Final report
27 March 2012

In 2011, 14 cases of individuals at risk were selected to feature in the Letter Writing Marathon. The aim of "Write for Rights" is to bring about change in ...

Report       ACT 30/038/2012

Fears for nine forcibly returned from China to North Korea ...
28 February 2012

Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.

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North Korea: Fears for forcibly returned North Koreans
28 February 2012

At least nine North Koreans have reportedly been forcibly returned from China to North Korea where they are at serious risk of arbitrary detention, torture ...

Urgent Action       ASA 24/002/2012

China: North Koreans facing forcible return
15 February 2012

The Chinese authorities are preparing to forcibly return at least 21 people to North Korea, where they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill- ...

Urgent Action       ASA 17/006/2012

North Korea: Prisoner amnesty
31 January 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY. AI index: ASA 24/001/2012 31 January 2012. North Korea: Prisoner amnesty. ...

PressItem       ASA 24/001/2012

Wire, January/February 2012. Vol. 42, issue 01
1 January 2012

1) The Agenda 2) Up Front: Life after eviction: The young women of Njemanze 3) Death from the skies 4) A migrant's journey 5) Stand up for the rights ...

Newsletter       NWS 21/001/2012

North Korea: Kim Jong-il's death could be opportunity for ...
19 December 2011

Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty, and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.

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Amnesty International urges members of the General ...
15 November 2011

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. 15 November 2011. AI Index: IOR 41/017/2011. Amnesty International ...

Public Statement       IOR 41/017/2011